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2013 Experiential Education AwardeesSeton Hall University's Experiential Education Awards are given to students who exemplify servant leadership and have demonstrated personal and professional growth through internships. The School of Diplomacy is proud to recognize two students among this year’s award recipients: graduate student Jenna Raymond, for her work with NJ Transit, and undergraduate student Paul Murphy, for his work with The Daily Show and CNN’s Piers Morgan.

By graduation, all of the Whitehead School's undergraduate and graduate students experience at least one professional internship in diplomacy or international relations. The Office of Internships and Career Development at the Whitehead School works with students to tailor the internship experience to address individual interests and career development goals. Continue reading to learn more about the Whitehead School's internship program and this year's Experiential Education Award recipients. 

Learn more about this year’s award recipients

Jenna Raymond, Intern, NJ Transit Police Intelligence Unit
Master of Arts (May 2013), Diplomacy and International Relations

Approximately a million commuters utilize NJ Transit transportation on a daily basis. Behind the scenes there is a special intelligence unit, which monitors and prevents criminal and terrorist activity. During her internship experience, Ms. Raymond proved to be an important team member of the Unit. Her vigorous intelligence surveillance has provided crucial information to authorities. In addition, Jenna’s daily internal memos became a reliable source of information for all staff members. In the words of her supervisor, “Jenna’s unrelenting work ethic, enthusiasm and dedication to both academic and personal growth ensured a positive experience throughout the internship and made her a valuable member of the Intelligence Section.” Through this internship and her supervisors’ recommendations, Ms. Raymond is on her way to full time employment in the intelligence community. Congratulations Jenna!

Paul Murphy, Intern, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and CNN’s Piers Morgan Show
Bachelor of Science (August 2013), Diplomacy and International Relations

Soon after transferring to Seton Hall University, Mr. Murphy took advantage of the internship program at the Whitehead School of Diplomacy. With the assistance of the Office of Internships’ Director and Graduate Assistant he was able to secure an internship at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2012; which served as a building block toward his current internship at CNN’s Piers Morgan Show. Paul is currently quite busy assisting with the various national and international developing news stories. Working in a fast-paced media environment, Paul has proven to be a reliable deliverer of quality real-time work under tight deadlines. As Paul prepares for graduation this summer, he plans to incorporate an international perspective with his experience and passion for communications and media. We are excited to hear back with Mr. Murphy’s final decision as he is currently considering various employment offers. Congratulations Paul!


For more information please contact:
Daniel Kristo, Director of Internships and Career Development
(973) 275-2515


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